Porsche adds PCM connected infotainment to Cayenne
Issue Date: 2016-03-31

The Porsche Cayenne now comes with newest infotainment system: more connectivity.

The centrepiece of the new future Porsche Communication Management system (PCM) that will be standard in all Cayenne models is a high-resolution seven-inch touchscreen. The redesigned user interface enables operation that is intuitive and smartphone-like. When the proximity sensor detects a user input, relevant menu contents are shown, which the driver can control by multi-touch gestures. Bluetooth, USB and SD card interfaces make it possible to integrate smartphones and memory media. Also new is the option of connecting an iPhone via the PCM to use Apple CarPlay.

Infotainment system in the Porsche Cayenne

The new navigation module is included in the Cayenne as standard. It impresses with high-resolution map display and, for the first time, 3D representation in some regions. Navigation can also be conveniently started by voice control. The optional Connect Plus module improves dynamic navigation considerably by the use of real-time traffic information. The online services Google Street View and Google Earth can be used for precise visualisation of details along routes and in built-up areas. The use of PCM as a Wi-Fi hotspot and even more extensive integration of smartphones leave no wishes unfulfilled in terms of connectivity. Also new is the Porsche Connect app. For one, it lets users transfer destinations to the PCM directly from a smartphone to start navigation. The familiar Porsche Car Connect app is also included in the Connect Plus module. This app lets users control certain vehicle functions remotely from a smartphone and access data such as the car's fuel level.

All Porsche model lines are now perfectly connected

The new generation of PCM was first introduced in the new 911 (991 II) and is a standard feature in all 911 models. In addition to the Carrera models, the Targa models and the top-of-the-line 911 Turbo variants are equipped with the new infotainment system. The new module is also standard in the new model year of Macan. The new 718 model line will use the new infotainment system as well. Depending on the vehicle model, the new PCM comes with a varying level of standard feature and optional packages.